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Macadamia Nut Oil for Skin Health

Macadamia Nut Oil

Are you concerned about dry, flaky skin?

Or maybe you’re prone to sensitivity, which flares up for no reason?

Perhaps fine lines and wrinkles are forming as a result of premature ageing?

Well, can we let you into a little beauty secret? Macadamia has an amazing affinity with your skin.

Each precious drop is ever so rich in essential fatty acids; it will have your skin crying out for more.

Are you not convinced? Then join us as we introduce you to one of nature’s best-kept secrets.

Macadamia Nut Oil for Skin

What is Macadamia Nut Oil?

Our motto here at the Naked Chemist is “what goes on, goes in”, – and this is undoubtedly the case with gorgeous macadamia oil for skin.

Here in NZ, avocado gets all the attention, but macadamia is lowkey great at everything and a little less showy about it.

Carefully sourced from the pulp of the macadamia nut, it is pressed into a luscious elixir.

Excellent for all skin types, the oil is rich in potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids it is packed with insane amounts of palmitoleic acid, 22%, a vital fatty acid that decreases in content as skin ages, making macadamia a true superfood for your skin.

It is a complete multitasker, a natural skin hero. Not only is it a fantastic moisturiser if you have dry skin, but its powerful anti-inflammatory properties will help to calm and soothe your sensitive skin.

It is also great if you have mature skin, helping to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

And suppose that wasn’t enough; besides squalane and jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil is the closest match to the naturally occurring sebum in your skin – it is easily absorbed.

It won’t clog your pores, which makes it great if you suffer from breakouts and acne-prone skin, the fact that it is anti-inflammatory means it will also help with inflamed acne breakouts.

This is why you’ll find it in copious amounts in our bio lipid, which is rich in macadamia nut oil and skin-identical ingredients, including lipids and ceramides;

Bio lipid complex is the perfect oil to balance and rebuild compromised skin, even an oily/combination skin type.

The Fatty Acid Profile Makes it a Superfood Oil

So whether you apply this oil topically or consume it, you’re giving yourself a natural health and beauty boost; check out the list of benefits macadamias essential fatty acids bring to your skin:

  • oleic acid  54-60% – is highly moisturising and anti-inflammatory, making it the perfect choice, if you have a dry or sensitive skin
  • linoleic acid 3%  – restores your skin’s barrier function and keeps skin hydrated by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL)
  • palmitoleic acid  22% – is a building block in our skin, helping to  prevent burns, wounds, and skin scratches, and is an active anti-microbial
  • phytosterols act as penetration enhancers, delivering the essential ingredients into the deepest layers of your skin
  • It contains the perfect 1-to-1 ratio of essential fatty acids, making it vital for heart health

The great thing you can also benefit from if you eat this oil is that it has the perfect balance of omega 3:6 ratio.

Our bodies cannot manufacture the essential fatty acids, making them helpful in treating inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis and cardiovascular disease.

For this reason, we recommend to our clients to not only apply macadamia nut oil topically but also to take it internally; this will help to achieve that crucial essential fatty acid balance your body requires for optimal health.

So as you can see, it provides all the building blocks necessary for the health of your skin.

The Beautifying Benefits

Barrier repairing

It contains copious amounts of linoleic acid, which has skin rejuvenating properties. It is incredibly hydrating for your skin – helping to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) from the delicate tissues.

Fortify barrier repair cream is our recommended moisturiser of choice for repairing your barrier function, with its perfect ratio of cholesterol, ceramides, and lipids infused with macadamia, all of which work together to repair and replenish soft, fragile skin.

Anti-ageing

This oil is one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids, with a concentration between 16 – 23%.

Palmitoleic acid is vital for delaying premature ageing; as our skin ages, it rapidly depletes with age; this is why macadamia nut oil is the perfect inclusion for mature skin types.

Applying the oil topically will improve your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels, decreasing the rate at which your skin deteriorates, keeping it taut, and discouraging wrinkles from forming.

Balances an oily skin

Linoleic acid is also helpful in balancing the sebum production on oily skin types, creating a natural protective barrier. It is non-comedogenic oil.

Moisturising

Macadamia oil benefits for skin, are largely due to the fact it contains both squalene and oleic fatty acid, which assists with cellular regeneration, making this oil particularly useful if you have dry or chapped skin, as it softens and moisturises.

Anti-inflammatory

There are many phytosterols in macadamia oil, which are mostly made up of B-sitosterol. Phytosterols are the building blocks of our cellular membrane and structure, and they behave like cortisone to reduce itchiness, redness, and irritated skin.

Plant sterols also work like cholesterol in our skin, which is why macadamia nut oil has extraordinary skin penetration abilities.

To Conclude. The naked truth.

So, as you can see macadamia nut oil benefits for skin to recap:

  • its chemical profile is very similar to that of human sebum
  • it is a very stable oil with a shelf life that can last up to two years
  • it’s perfect for heart health, as it contains the ideal balance of essential fatty acids
  • it has a non-greasy feel on your skin, which gives the oil an excellent, workable protective film
  • its palmitoleic and oleic acid profile makes it the perfect choice if you have mature or dry skin
  • phytosterols are protective, aiding in skin recovery. They work like cortisone on your skin, helping to reduce itchiness and inflammation
  • the linoleic fatty acid content makes it great if your skin has difficulty retaining moisture
  • macadamia oil comedogenic rating is also low, so it won’t clog pores, making it an ideal oil for oily/combination skin.

The beneficial fatty acid profile is not only an essential oil for your face, but it can be used as an all-over body oil, ensuring that the skin south of your face doesn’t get left out either.

It’s dry enough to put it on without worrying about your clothes staining and moisturising enough to leave you with a slight sheen on the skin.

The composition of this rich nutty oil is oozing with phytochemical compounds like phytosterols, tocopherols, squalene, and vitamin E, which will have you looking towards warm days spent on the beach, and in the winter will help you get rid of stubborn dry patches.

So, we dare you! Smear it in, and feel the oh-so-wholesome macadamia oil skin benefits.

84 thoughts on “Macadamia Nut Oil for Skin Health

  1. Beth says:

    To Dawn McDonald…..Rosacea is an autoimmune condition due to inflammation. Topical formulas will not change that. That requires a noninflammatory diet and exercise.

    My suggestion would be to look into a cyclical ketogenic diet, along with intermittent fasting, eating only organic, grass-fed/grass finished animal products. If you choose to include dairy, be sure your milk and cheeses are from A2 Jersey cows, but better yet, goat or sheep’s milk which is A2. If you are not familiar with any of this, there will be a learning curve, but be patient and start with baby steps if necessary. Is it not difficult, just different…..

    You didn’t develop rosecea overnight, and it will not go away overnight. Remember, the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing but expecting different result! What I am suggesting is a commitment to a lifestyle change.

    Many free sources out there to help, especially You Tube videos, Dr. Mercola, he has a free newsletter.

    If you are buying into plant-based it is better for you, and that is the way you are eating, ask yourself why then, if this is so healthy, do I have rosecea? Also, why isn’t your doctor and dermatologist helping you to clear up your condition? As for plant based diets, look at You Tube videos of archeologists who study the skeletal and mummified remains of the ancient Egyptians. They had serious heart and other diseases – serious inflammation issues. They were generally very overweight, the men having enlarged breasts and bellys. Their staple diet was BREAD, with very little meat.
    Sorry for the lengthy dissertation, but before you waste money on supplements or products and doctors who don’t help, put that money into good, wholesome, nutritious food, along with exercise to address the inflammation. Any products you purchase aren’t going to help if you don’t address the cause.
    Omega 3 to 6 ratio needs to be 1:1. We have inflammation due to way too much Omega 6 From processed foods(made with bad vegetable oils), grains, and unhealthy grain fed animal products.
    And yes, Macadamia nut oil is awesome. Avocado oil as well, limit the olive oil ( and be sure you are getting a pure olive oil that has not been mixed with cheaper oils)
    Best of luck to you, I wish you success!

  2. Mary says:

    Thank you.

    This is a great blog that I have just stumbled across today.

    I have been using cold pressed oils on my face for the past ten years or so.

    I like all oils except for coconut oil, as it blocks my pores and dries me out.

    Just about to turn 50 and often get compliments in regards to my clear and healthy looking complexion (I don’t wear make-up at all).

    All the vegetable juicing I do helps, as do these cold pressed oils.

    I really like: avocado oil, wheatgerm oil, chia seed oil, sesame seed oil, tamanu oil, rosehip oil and pumpkin seed oil. But my favourites are jojoba oil (yes I know not a true oil), and macadamia nut oil.

    I was using sesame seed oil for Abhyanga (the traditional oil) but have recently started doing it with macadamia instead. Divine.

    Routine is: cleanse face with oil, remove any grime and excess oil with warm wet face cloth, then moisturise with oil. Morning and night. And that is the entire extent of my beauty routine.

    Skin is super soft. Despite living in the harsh Australian sun.

    Hope this will continue into my 50s, 60, 70s, 80,s and beyond.

    Thank you again for a great blog

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Mary thankyou so much for reaching out I love this information an obviously as you realise am a great advocate of the power of natures botanicals in the form of precious oils. Abhyanga is an amazing treatment with pre medicated oils wonderful tou i am sure this will greatly benefit my readers.hankyreatment. So t

  3. Phil says:

    Thanks for this informative article. In massage school we had a very thorough review of the various choices for massage carrier oils. It was noticed by most students and those being massaged that macadamia nut oil was not only the most luxurious massage oil, but that it quickly was absorbed by the skin and non-greasy. Several years ago, I started using macadamia nut oil as a daily body, face and scalp moisturiser after showering and my skin has never been more tight and youthful. It really is, hands down, better than any commercial moisturiser or skin tightener.

  4. Dawne McDonald says:

    Will Macademia oil help resolve my Rosachea .
    I look forward to you informed advice. Thank you in anticipation of your response.
    Warmest regards
    Dawne McDonald

  5. Phil says:

    I use cold pressed macadamia nut oil as my go to massage oil. It is, by far, superior to other massage oils. It absorbs ready into the skin, provides a luxurious ‘glide’ when massaging and seems to hydrate the skin. Clients love it.

  6. maria schaefer says:

    Hi, I’m wondering if you know that macadamia oil is in a product called coal moisture cream? Have you heard of the product. It is supposed to be great for wrinkles.

    It also has green tea in it. Can green tea effect your sleep because of the caffeine in it since it goes into the skin? I can’t have caffeine.

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Hi whilst I am not familiar with these products it is the ingredients you need to be looking t, green tea is an antioxidant and is good for fighting free radical and premature ageing, but there are more potent anti ageing ingredients, subscribe as i will be discussing these soon on my blog.

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